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Singing Hands Visit the Brier School

Since their meeting in the year 2000 at a playgroup for children with additional needs, Suzanne and Tracy of Singing Hands have made it their mission to raise awareness of the wonderful world of signing with Makaton. Their incredible journey was spawned out of the realization that exposure to signing in conjunction with speech was beneficial to the verbal skills of all children. From baby and toddler singing classes to educational concerts to workshops for professionals, Suzanne and Tracy and the Singing Hands team have been enriching the lives of many with their unique and enthusiastic approach. Their success has led them to receiving MBEs in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours 2021 for Services to Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

On Sunday 27th February, Suzanne and Tracy visited the Brier School and delivered a fantastic Makaton event. The event was organised by our wonderful PTA group Friends of the Brier. On hearing about the event, the response from our school community was tremendous with tickets selling out in no time. The day was a complete success with fun, laughter, singing, dancing and even a marriage proposal.

Many thanks to Suzanne and Tracy and the Singing Hands team, our amazing Friends of the Brier and everyone who helped to make the day special.